Please Note: Blog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors.

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio 01/31/2013

|Includes:American Express Company (AXP), CHL, CSCO, F, GE, INTC, KO, MDLZ, MMM, MSFT, ORCL, PEP, PFE, QCOM, SYY, TEVA, TSM, UTX, VOD, WM

Optionity Core-20 Options Portfolio (Credit Put Strategy)

Stock criteria:

  • Large Cap with low beta
  • Fair/Under-valued
  • Consistent, strong earnings
  • Dividend distribution
  • High liquidity, large volume
  • Good/strong economic moat

This options portfolio consists of 20 core stocks. The portfolio will employee mainly the credit put strategy with the primary objective of generating consistent cash flow. The portfolio focuses on 1) sufficient sector diversification 2) risk/reward ratio control 3) margin of safety by leveraging options.

Daily portfolio performance will be updated at Seeking Alpha Instablog and Optionity.com.

Transaction details will be updated whenever new position is opened or the existing position is closed/expired/adjusted.

Pending transaction(s) to be setup:

Click Here for detail

Options Market Recap

Thursday's market sentiment was driven by extreme greed with Fear & Greed Index at 86, which had decreased from the previous close of 92. As reported by CBOE, the total put/call ratio was 0.91 for the day. The index put/call ratio was 0.74, and the equity put/call ratio was 0.73. The CBOE volatility index (VIX) put/call ratio was 0.34.

(click to enlarge)Click to enlarge

Stocks: AXP, CHL, CSCO, F, GE, INTC, KO, MDLZ, MMM, MSFT, ORCL, PEP, PFE, QCOM, SYY, TEVA, TSM, UTX, VOD, WM